Researchers from the Edith Cowan University in Perth looked at data collected from 7,675 adults comparing their daily fruit intake with the chance of developing type 2 diabetes over a five year period.
Participants who munched two apples, bananas or other fruits each day had a 36 percent lower risk of diabetes! The benefits only applied if people ate whole fruits and not fruit juices which often come with added sugar. Study author Dr Nicola Bondonno said “These findings indicate that a diet which includes the consumption of whole fruits is a great strategy to reduce diabetes risk”.
The research was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.